LAHORE – The Chief Justice of Pakistan Mian Saqib Nisar on Satutday took suo motu notice of former principal secretary to the Punjab chief minister Dr Tauqir Shah’s abroad appointment.
The court has summoned Shah on the next hearing.
In a conversation with Punjab Health Minister Khwaja Salman Rafique, the CJP said, “ Why the colours on your face have faded over the notice?”
The court directed the secretary establishment to submit the record of Shah’s appointment as member of World Trade Organization.
“By the way where is Geneva situated?” asked the CJP. The chief secretary replied that Geneva is in Switzerland and is a nice country.
“This is the same country where people accumulate wealth,” remarked the CJP.
Hearing of the suo motu notice case pertaining to bad condition of government hospitals was also held in SC Lahore registry.
A two-member bench heard the case during which judicial assistant Ayesha Hamid requested the court to provide two weeks time to present recommendations in the matter.
The court while rejecting the appeal directed to submit the recommendations in one week.